In Orbit (Steam VR)

In Orbit (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 20

Description: In Orbit is an interactive virtual reality experience made with data from NASA’s Earth Science satellites. What if you could step inside the unseen phenomena of our planet? What if your curiosity could transform the world around you? In Orbit transforms data collected by NASA’s “Eyes on Earth”—the satellites relaying information about our climate, oceans, and soil from thousands of miles above our heads—into a multisensory, interactive experience that celebrates the marvellous complexities of our planet and our drive to unravel them. By creating a delightful way for everyone to have a dialogue with earth science data, In Orbit hopes to provoke a renewed curiosity about our planet, a passion for its infinite wonders, and a deeper connection to the only home we have.




Review: I can only guess that what I am seeing inside ‘In Orbit’ is so clever that it is way above my head. It just seems to be a short (about 5 mins) experience in which you can move particle effects with your hand. There is no explanation for this, no rhyme or reason, it’s just that, a particle effect. Don’t get me wrong, it looks pretty and if I knew what it was maybe I would appreciate it a lot more. Well…at least it is free for anyone to give it a try. Maybe let me know what you thought about it in the comments below because to me it was all kind of…well…pointless!



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